Robert Barnett

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Lawyer (1946)
Fri Apr 29 2022
By   Bishal

Relationship Timeline Of Robert Barnett

Wife : Rita Braver
Robert Barnett Married To Rita Braver on 1972

One of the great personality who is hardworking and loves his job, helped many of great person to reach their desired goal is none other than Robert Barnett. Lawyer by the profession and partner at the law firm Williams and Connolly. 

Who is Robert Barnett?

An American advocate, Robert Barnett was born on August 26, 1946, in Waukegan, Illinois, U.S. He is an American Lawyer also a partner at the law firm Williams and Connolly. 

Image: Robert in his office
Image: Robert Barnett in his office

He represents a large number of political writer including George W. Bush, James Carville, and Barack Obama also represents major corporate executives and television news correspondents. He was ranked The 100 most Influential Lawyers in America by The National Law.

Career as lawyer

Robert graduated from Waukegan High School and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Later he graduated from the University of Chicago where he gained a law degree. Robert clerked for John Minor Wisdom in New Orleans after the school. 

He worked as a clerk from 1972 to 1973 with Supreme Court Justice Byron White. After that, he joined Williams & Connolly LLP in 1975 and partnership in 1978. Robert was hired to work on Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign in 1976. 

Image: Robert Barnett during interview
Image: Robert Barnett during an interview

He also assisted presidential debate preparation from 1980 to 2012 election. He helped many presidents and vice president to prepped for their role. He auctioned Hillary Clinton's memoirs for $8 Million to Simon & Schuster in December 2000. 

He sold the re-issuance of Dreams From My Father, The Audacity of Hope and Change We Can Believe with Barack Obama in 2004. 

Political Contributions

He is Hillary Clinton supporter and helps her to debates against Obama. He contributed $2,700 to Clinton's campaign in 2015, and in 2000 Senate campaign, he contributed $3000. Since 1997, he donated $90,275 to political committees, excluding joint fundraising committees.


The 73 years old American lawyer was born to a Jewish family. His father Betty Barnett ran the Waukegan office of the Social Security Administration and mother Bernard Barnett was a housewife. His full name is Robert B. Barnett.

Married life With Rita Braver

Attorney Robert married to Rita Braver who has won nine Emmy Awards and is a National CBS News Correspondent based in DC. The couple both met in their college days. Later that college friends went to marriage. On April 10, 1972, Robert and Rita get married in New Orleans.

Image: Robert and his wife, Rita Braver during a ceremony
Image: Robert and his wife, Rita Braver during a ceremony

After six of marriage, they welcomed their first daughter child in 1978 and named Meredith Barnett. As of now, Meredith is the founder of chief executive in New York of and married Daniel Penn, who is CEO and Co-founder at Defined.

On April 5, 2008. Rita and Robert are known as one of the powerful couples in the US.

Net Worth: $2.52 million

As an attorney in US average salary of attorney $127 thousand per year, so being an influential person, he might enjoy a good wage from his work. The net worth of Robert has not been estimated yet. 

Image: Robert and Rita during a show
Image: Robert and Rita during a show

Beside her wife is a chief National CBS News Correspondent which means she also bagged big amount of remuneration. Reportedly Robert has bought $2.52 million worth home in East Hampton. Being a huge personal, it is sure that they live a very lavish lifestyle.

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